What do Christmas lights have to do with self care?

If you LIKE them, and they lift your spirits, a lot! Depending on the kind you have, it can feel effortless or take some work to find that brightness. Like different kinds of self care practices. Last year was my first year with outdoor Christmas lights and it made me…

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Self Care (Especially Covid Self Care) is as Unique as YOU Are

For a self care coach, the term self care makes me cringe almost as much as life coach did when I called myself that. But I can’t think of a better way to describe what I do: Helping people take better care of themselves both physically and mentally and to…

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How I Went from Being SUCH a Shy Confidence Coach to Being, Well, a Bit LESS Shy Today

I still work on my own confidence but it’s much easier than when I started my first life coaching and complementary practice, Apple Coaching – Be Confident from Your Core (geddit?), in 2004. The self care tools I’ve learned and integrated into my own life as well as into my…

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Let the Waves Wash Away Your Stresses and Strains

I’ve written (in features and columns, the book and blog) about the Relaxation Response a lot. But it’s SUCH a useful tool, am sharing again here, this time with some soothing waves to help, too. Pick a quality you’d like more of in your life and breathe that quality in….

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Cranky McCrankyface – When I Scrimp on Self Care

I was woken up after 4 1/2 hours* sleep by Rainbow MagnifiCat and Mousie McMouseface fighting under the bed. So tired, it took all I had to get out and separate them and rescue the poor baby mouse. Unfortunately, it got under the bathroom door and under the bath and…

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Couch Coaching: Do You Do What You Can to Help the Best Come Along?

Another day, another episode of Grey’s Anatomy I felt I had to blog about. Today’s inspiration, Link. Aka Dr Atticus Lincoln (Chris Carmack). Self Care HERO. He and Dr Amelia Shepherd (Caterina Scorsone) have been getting closer. She’s been calling their encounters ‘pain relief’ and other things which I’m not…

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Self Care Sunday: 7 Self Care Resolutions for November

If any of these resonate, feel free to adopt them yourself: light the fire even if (or especially) it’s Just You at home batch cook some delicious soups and meals (typing this realised I haven’t left myself enough time to DO this today – progress not perfection…) choose the bath…

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New Moon Yoga Nidra

Happy New Moon! Such a wonderful time to be setting intentions, thinking actively about what we want and how to make it a reality. I’ve recorded this new, unique yoga nidra to help you harness the power of your unconscious mind as well as relax deeply, lower blood pressure, increase…

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Self Care Coaching for When Life’s Storms are Strengthening Your Roots and You’re Exhausted

I filmed this on Friday morning after Lorenzo had passed by. I’d been hoping that the trees’ roots would be strengthened rather than ripped out by the ferocity of the winds. When I’m going through stormy times in life, grounding always helps and imagining my roots getting stronger as a…

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